Job Details - Social Worker - 45848237 | HHSC Health And Specialty Care System

Social Worker III in San Antonio, TX

Location: San Antonio, TX
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Government Administration


Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a
dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the Health and
Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The HSCS is
comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and one
youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The HSCS is a hub of excellence
for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities
accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospitals provide state-of-the-art
treatment that is recovery-oriented and science-based. Whether in a direct-
care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a

The Social Worker III position is clinically and administratively accountable to
the Social Services Director and Program Director. The SW III functions as an
active member of a multidisciplinary treatment team on an inpatient psychiatric
unit at the San Antonio State Hospital, and provides direct supervision of SW
IIs and the overall social service functions/casework on assigned unit(s).
Performs organizational, managerial, developmental, and coordination of tasks
in harmony with facility procedures and policies to meet the needs of
participants, their families and the broader community. Provides practicum
instructions to students enrolled in accredited social work education programs.
Participates in in-service development projects and consultations to various
community groups. May provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment of
mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders, conditions and addictions,
including severe mental illness in adults. The Social Worker III will follow an
assigned caseload of patients through the course of their admission or until
their transfer to another unit. Services provided to the patients can include but
is not limited to: Social assessments, participating in the diagnosis of patients,
recovery/treatment planning, individual and/or group therapies, and continuity
of care planning. The provision of treatment can include individual, marital,
couple, family, psychoeducational and process group therapy, supportive
counseling, direct practice, and psychotherapy, involvement in patient and
family education, general casework, and the coordination of aftercare services.
Licensed Social Workers are qualified to use the Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual of Mental Disorders-5 (DSM-5), the International Classification of
Diseases (ICD), and other diagnostic classification systems in assessment,
diagnosis and other activities.  

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